Tractor-trailer carrying vegetables caught on fire after hitting 2 cars on I-285 in DeKalb

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Two major crashes shut down parts of Interstate 285 in DeKalb County for the morning commute.

Triple Team Traffic’s Mike Shields reported throughout Channel 2 Action News This Morning on at least two major crashes.

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A tractor-trailer caught on fire around 4:40 a.m. shutting down all lanes of I-285 eastbound at Flat Shoals Road.

DeKalb County Fire Capt. Jaeson Daniels told Channel 2 Action News that a truck carrying vegetables hit two passenger cars on the side of the interstate.

Daniels said one of the cars caught on fire. The tractor-trailer driver was not injured. DeKalb County police said the two passenger cars were unoccupied.

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Less than an hour after the tractor-trailer crash, another crash caused major backups on the I-285 southbound side.

Police investigated a pedestrian crash near the Glenwood Road exit. DeKalb County police said the pedestrian was killed and the driver stayed on scene.

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